**This episode was originally released in November of 2021. I am re-releasing part 1 and part 2 of Judah’s story in honor of his father being sentenced this week to 70 years in prison for Judah’s murder.**
Little Judah Morgan spent almost the entirety of his four years in the loving, stable foster home of his second-cousin, Jenna Hullett, and her family. When Indiana DCS essentially forgot to terminate the rights of his biological parents, Judah was returned to the custody of his mother, Mary Yoder, and his father, Alan Morgan. Six months later, Judah was dead.
This is the story of a joyful, jubilant little boy with warm brown eyes, curly blond hair, and adorably pinchable cheeks who loved singing and dancing, learning, and especially spending time with the family who loved him. It’s also the story of yet another child protection agency yet again failing a child with fatal and undeniably preventable results.
In part 2, you’ll hear my conversation with Judah’s foster mom, Jenna, who is already fighting to change laws to protect other kids like the little boy she loved like her own.
This is part 1 of the infuriating story of Judah Morgan.
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